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Mintz Expands Tax Practice with Addition of Judy Kwok

Mintz is pleased to announce that Judy Kwok, an experienced attorney in transaction-related tax matters, particularly involving the energy and sustainability industry, has joined the firm as a Member.

Prior to joining Mintz, Ms. Kwok was Vice President, Tax Planning and Tax Counsel for GE Energy Financial Services. In that role, she was the principal tax planning and tax transactional lead for underwriting and management of US debt, equity, and leasing investments in a $15 billion energy portfolio covering the renewable and thermal sectors.

Ms. Kwok’s practice is particularly focused on tax-sensitive partnership structures. She also performs an in-depth examination of technical tax issues relating to energy credit qualification, debt-equity, Subchapter K, depreciation, leasing, intercompany transactions, and the impact of the 2017 tax reform.

“Judy adds to our market-leading tax team in an active area of our energy and sustainability practice,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “She brings technical acumen, ingenuity and deep industry expertise – a combination that will be highly beneficial to our clients seeking counsel on sophisticated and complex transactions. Judy is well-known and respected in business circles and the legal community.”

Earlier in her career, Ms. Kwok was a director at PwC’s National Office in Washington, DC, where she focused on international tax planning. She began her career as an associate in the tax planning practice of a national law firm that advised on some of the first flip-partnership renewable credit deals.

Mintz was one of the first law firms to develop a practice focused on energy and sustainability innovation, and has been the leading law firm of the industry since the earliest days of this technology revolution. The firm has developed one of the largest energy and sustainability practices in the nation by anticipating and responding to clients' needs whether it’s private equity and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, joint ventures, licenses and collaborations, tax strategies, protecting and defending intellectual property rights, bankruptcy and restructuring, or navigating complex governmental and regulatory issues.

Mintz’s Tax group works with businesses at all stages and sizes; start-ups; public and private companies; family-owned businesses; domestic and international companies; private equity, venture capital, and other investment firms; entrepreneurs; executives; professional services firms; US and international investors; and others to ensure their transactions are solidly structured and their operations are properly handled for the present as well as future. 

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